Sulgrave Manor, Banbury, England
Record Id: 3176
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The gardens have a formal layout covering about 3.5 hectares. The garden was made in the 1920s at time of the restoration of the 16th-century manor by Sir Reginald Blomfield. The garden is the base for The Herb Society.
Brief history of site
One of the three manors of Sulgrave was acquired in 1539 by Lawrence Washington, a wool merchant who in 1532 had been mayor of Northampton. Soon after he rebuilt the house. John Hodges reunited all three of Sulgrave's manors and rebuilt the house, giving it its basic modern appearance. By 1840 the site had become a dilapidated farmhouse. In 1914 Sulgrave Manor was purchased by subscription as a memorial to a century of peace between Britain and the USA and opened to the public.
Address: Sulgrave Manor, Manor Road, Sulgrave, nr Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2SD
Northamptonshire; South Northamptonshire; Sulgrave
Historical County: Northamptonshire
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Between the A5 and A422, west of Banbury.
Opening contact details:
The site is open at weekends from April to October, noon to 4pm. Also open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday May to October, 2pm to 4pm.
Parking. WCs. Refreshments. Shop. Disabled access.
Form of site: formal garden
Purpose of site: ornamental garden
Context or principal building: manor house
Site Style : formal
Main period of development: Early 20th century
Site Size (Hectares): 3.5